Joe SamuelI am a Musical Director specialising in comedy and improvisation. I also teach piano, Music Technology and theory. I am developing my system of music analysis called SeeChord I live in Brighton with my wife and two children and am generally very happy with my lot.
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I have added a load of new podcasts to the podcast page: Podcasts Please listen, enjoy and give me your feedback!
Here is my latest music podcast about modulations. Where and when to use them and how to create convincing key changes. The Modulation
Just returned from an amazing break in Madeira with the family, both old and young. We were fortunate enough to take a trip around the island on a day where there was cloud cover. I have not spent much time … Continue reading
Last night’s Maydays show at the Komedia was a fine example of how an audience can make a show take off. The studio bar was bulging not only with people, but with a warm excitement, a radiant benevolence for … Continue reading
Hello all, Here is a look at the ubiquitous “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane. It is one of the first pieces of music I ever analysed using SeeChord and I can safely say I have never seen another chart like … Continue reading
Here is my analysis of the chord progressions in “Stairway to Heaven”. Let me know if you have learnt anything! Stairway to Heaven analyzed by Joe Samuel
It is arguably the most popular song of all time, appearing in the top 10 of almost every top 10 song list ever. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen needs no introduction. However, it does need analysing. How do those crazy chord … Continue reading
Last night I was privelidged to play with the life and death orchestra, playing the piano for a disturbing and moving performance of “Songs for the betrayed world”. We were performing in the University of Essex which is in Colchester. … Continue reading